Chemical peels are scientifically proven to improve skin colour and texture. Different types of peels are available for different skin problems.
What are the indications of chemical peeling?
- Removing tan and sun damage,
- Lightening the skin complexion.
- Lightening pigmentation and spots due to acne
- Removing outer dead layer of skin and revealing fresh and glowing skin.
- Smoothes the texture of skin
- Controlling and treating acne
- Removing fine wrinkles.
- Lightening mild stretch marks
Two types of chemical peels are available.
- Glycolic peels 20-70 percent glycolic peels are used for lightening pigmentation and refreshing the skin
- Salicylic peels are used to control acne and oil secretion
- Lactic and Citric peels are used for anti ageing and skin renovation
- TCA peels are used for fine wrinkles and challenging pigmentation
Deep peels like 50 % TCA peel or phenol peels
How much time is required for peeling?
10 minutes are required to perform peeling. First cleansing is done with active cleanser, application of chemical peel solution for a few minutes, neutralization in certain peels. It is not painful and one can go to your routine activity soon after the peel.
How may sessions are required?
Usually 4-8 sessions are recommended at 2 weeks interval. The difference is noted after each peel.
Are chemicals safe for skin?
Chemicals used in superficial peels are made from fruit acids( alpha and beta hydroxyl acids). They are medically tested and approved to be safe.
What parts of body can be treated with chemical peels?
Usually face , neck, arms and legs.
Precautions to be followed while on peel treatment?
Wearing a sunscreen with SPF 20 and above and avoiding direct sun exposure is recommended. This is important to avoid sun burn and to maintain results for longer. Do not have peel done within a week of any important even or party.
Can peel treatments be done along with facials and bleach?
No. Avoid harsh scrubbing and bleaching during peels. Facials can be done with one week gap.